Atari dump : Game Over’ excavation documentary is coming to Xbox Nov. 20

Updated: November 9, 2014
Atari dump : Game Over' excavation documentary is coming to Xbox Nov. 20

Atari Video Game Dump Documentary Coming to Xbox Live on November 20, touching on the ascendancy and downfall of the once-ubiquitous video gaming company, and mainly on the game that many believe tanked Atari’s fortunes, and with it the broader industry. Specifically, Atari: Game Over

The documentary covers the history of the game which was set to make Atari and their games consoles blow up, instead they plumeted thanks to the game E.T. Extra Terrestrial being an absolutely terrible game. Stuck with thousands of unsold cartridges, Atari had no choice but to dump the games in a landfill site, something which decades later will make headline news when the site was excavated to see if they can find the hidden burial ground.

The documentary was set to be one of the first of many releases under the Xbox Entertainment Studios, but unfortunately due to a vast restructuring of Microsoft’s divisions the company decided to axe the studio completely.